Video: Airmen Get Personal with their Neighbors While Staffing a Hurricane Sandy Shelter
Video by Tech. Sgt. Carl Clegg
Hurricane Sandy wreaked havoc on the lives of millions of people, forcing many away from the homes they love and into a shelter at Monmouth University in Monmouth, New Jersey. Members of the 108th Wing, New Jersey Air National Guard are tasked with staffing the Hurricane Sandy shelter at Monmouth University in Monmouth, NJ. To say that they check people in or hand out cots would be a disservice to these Minuteman volunteers who have sacrificed time away from their loved ones to give their heart and soul to their community. The Airmen quickly developed a bond with many of the displaced residents and made their stay at the shelter just a little bit better. Many of the residents still don’t know if they have a house to go back to or what kind of damage it may have sustained. The National Guard has transitioned to a State Active Duty Joint Task Force with more than 1,100 Airmen and Soldiers. More than 450 high-water vehicles including Humvees and heavy trucks are employed assisting civil authorities. Their individual civilian and military skill sets will greatly enhance the support they provide to law enforcement, municipalities, and residents of our great state.
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